May 14, 1930 – Aug. 2, 2020
Jane Reese Bridgman, 90, a native of Winona, and a long-time resident of Tylertown, died Aug. 2, 2020, at Southwest Medical Center. A graveside service was Aug. 6, 2020, at Tylertown Cemetery with Rev. Buddy Day and Rev. Justin Knight officiating.
Mrs. Bridgman was born May 14, 1930, in Winona, the daughter of Robert Lee and Maybell Staford Reese.
After finishing high school at Winona High, she received her B.S. degree, cum laude, from Mississippi University for Women where she was a member of Mortar Board and several other honor societies. She taught school at McComb High School and Tylertown High School and was a home economist with the Agricultural Extensive Services. Later she owned a business in Tylertown and was office manager in her husband’s veterinary clinic.
Mrs. Bridgman was a member of Tylertown Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years and participated in other church activities. She was also active in community activities and was awarded the Jaubert Community Service Award by the Walthall Chamber of Commerce in 1984.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Allen Bridgman, her parents and grandparents, a sister Claudia Reese, a son Robert David Bridgman, and twin daughters, Lee and Lynn Bridgman.
She is survived by two sons, Reese Allen (Kelly) Bridgman and Roger Kyle (Andrea) Bridgman, two granddaughters-Janna Elizabeth Lear (Kade) and Jaylyn Grace Bridgman; two sisters-in-law Frances Frizzel and Anita Hearn, a nephew-in-law, David (Susan) Vines, and a great niece Amanda (Tony) Short all of Montgomery, AL.
In lieu of flowers the family asks if you would donate to either the W-fund at MUW Foundation, 100 Collge St., Box W1618, Columbus, MS 39701, Baptist Children’s Village or the Food Pantry, Tylertown Baptist Church, 409 Tyler Ave., Tylertown, MS 39667, St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, or St. Joseph Indian School.
Pallbearers were Dr. Rob Loper, Ken Craft, Kade Lear, Fred Johnson, James Kemp, and Timothy Fortenberry.
Honorary pallbearers were Dewey Martin, T.J. Burch, Lyndell Rushing, Louie Frotenberry, Charles Pigott, Jimmy Magee and Chim Stogner.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com